City to vote on proposed 2 percent hike in restaurant tax
Published: July 9,2013
BRANDON — Residents are heading to the polls in Brandon to vote on a 2 percent restaurant tax that would raise the 7 percent sales tax to 9 percent on prepared food and beverages.
If approved, the gross proceeds from the tax will go toward developing tourism and recreation in the city.
The Clarion-Ledger reports Tuesday’s voting will take place at City Hall from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Mayor Butch Lee said the tax will be instrumental in “reclaiming downtown.” He said he wants to renovate and encourage more commerce to come to the area.
Other cities in Rankin County have assessed the 2 percent tax for several years. Pearl is the most recent city to pass such a referendum eight years ago in 2005.
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
FOLLOW THE MBJ ON TWITTERMy Tweets
Twang & Tourism: The Country Music Trail
Top Posts & Pages
- Venture Tech merges with ISC, acquires SAT
- PSC's Brandon Presley calls in-state nuclear waste dump a 'harebrained scheme'
- Georgia-Pacific completes acquisition of SPG Holdings
- C Spire, UM installing Wi-Fi network at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium
- Retired judge to hear McDaniel's challenge of primary loss to Cochran
- Officials set hunting dates for birds; expands dove season by 20 days
- Community Bank names new officers
- Southern Bancorp to acquire Bank of Bolivar County
- Corps official: River needs larger ports, locks and dams